A mosque located in The Hague, in the Netherlands was recently vandalized; this according to the Imam of the mosque Sinasi Koc.
According to recent reports, there has been no account of any group taken responsibility for the wreckage done to the mosque. A Turkish flag covered in red paint with slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan written on it was found in the wreckage.
The act of vandalism was condemned by the head of Ahi Evran Mosque Sinasi Koc, according to Anadolu Agency. The mosque has recently been under construction under the ownership of the Islamic Foundation of the Netherlands.
Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Syria is said to be possibly the reason behind the attack on the mosque; this according to remarks made by mosque Imam Koc. He further noted that there are some individuals who have ill will towards the unity and solidarity of the Muslims in the community but they shall not triumph as Allah is on the side of the body of Muslims.
The Operation Olive Branch referred to is the Turkish government incursions into Syria that began on January 20th, 2018 intended to uproot PKK and other rebel groups in South Western Syria.
The Operation Olive Branch’s main objectives include ensuring security and stability in the region, Turkish borders and also to defend Syrians against terrorist subjugation and mal-treatment; this according to Turkish Military officials familiar with Turkish military policy in the region.
According to a report by the Anadolu Agency, sympathizers of the PYD/PKK terror groups recently assaulted Turkish protesters in Rotterdam. In addition, footage was not captured by the news crew present due to attacks made on them by the PYD/PKK followers present. Numerous arrests were made by authorities.
For two weeks now, the PYD/PKK sympathizers in the Netherlands have been demonstrating the Turkish government’s military adventures in the Syrian war theatre.
Who are the PKK/PYD terror groups?
PKK is a Turkish-based revolutionary organization which is generally fighting for the independence of a Kurdish state surrounded by Turkey. The organization established in 1984 is said to be following extremists Marxist –Leninist teachings.
On the Other hand, the PYD is a branch of the PKK organization and it was established in 2003 mainly in Syria. PYD is generally a political party in Syria that has been banned from participating in politics due to its religious affiliations.